Kurdistan to Get Additional 500MW Early 2011

The Spokesman of Kurdistan Electricity Ministry declared that the completion of Dohuk's power generating station will cover the power requirements of Kurdistan.

Dohuk's 500 megawatt power generating station is comprised of four units, each producing 125 megawatts, Diyar Baban told AKnews on Thursday

One of the units is expected to be ready by the end of this September.

The second unit is to be completed by the end of 2010 and the rest by early 2011, according to Baban.

Kurdistan Regional Government has been building up the electricity supply in the region over the past three years.

Currently government sources and local generators can provide the residents with 20 hours of power per day.

The region depends on two dams of Dokan and Darbandikhan, and two gasoline stations in Erbil and Chamchamal, for its electricity supply, but it needs 1,700 more megawatts to cope with the needs of its residents - the article was unclear about how this shortage of 1,700MW can be satisfied by the additional 500MW planned.

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